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Old March 26, 2019   #1
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I know people tried to grow seed from the Enjoya pepper, which resulted in all yellow peppers. Has anyone actually tried to tissue culture the stem? I know someone wrote a blog post about the biotech behind it.

Presumably, if you were to tissue culture the one part of the plant always left with the fruit (which is usually still green/live), you'd get a true clone of the parent, which you could further propagate with cuttings. You probably could never sell the plant for profit short of royalty fees or licensing or whatever. But putting aside the legal stuff, I wonder if anyone has even attempted to see if it could be replicated.

It's been a while since I did a tissue culture of plants, but it's on my mind recently since I did Apple rootstocks.
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Actually, I went to check the patent office. The patent was initially rejected. It's being reconsidered after more information disclosure, not sure if that means public disclosure though. Pub number: 20180042153. It doesn't have an actual patent number since it's still being reconsidered.

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I had a sneaky feeling, from what I read, that Enjoya was from tissue culture rather than being an F1. I don't see why it couldn't be done from a piece of stem.

What did you grow from T.C. Scooty? Decades ago, the first re-blooming daylily called Stella d'Oro hit the news and I was beyond thrilled to discover that somebody near me used tissue culture to propagate them. I bought some plants from him, and those darned plants took forever to get to any size .

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I had a sneaky feeling, from what I read, that Enjoya was from tissue culture rather than being an F1. I don't see why it couldn't be done from a piece of stem.

What did you grow from T.C. Scooty? Decades ago, the first re-blooming daylily called Stella d'Oro hit the news and I was beyond thrilled to discover that somebody near me used tissue culture to propagate them. I bought some plants from him, and those darned plants took forever to get to any size .

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I've seen good and bad TC'ed plants/trees. Often the growth media and process has a huge effect on how fast they get to size. I know avid orchid growers seem to be all into TC these days. As a thought experiment though, I thought it would be interesting to try to see if you could grow a true to type Enjoya pepper plant. Half the nursery these days seem to be growing from TC too. Especially for rarer fare like Honeyberries.

There has to be someone at TMV that regularly performs tissue cultures....

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I'm still currently growing F5 Enjoya, they are still yellow, but they are good!
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I'm still currently growing F5 Enjoya, they are still yellow, but they are good!
I think Barb_FL told me a while back the grow outs are still pretty good without the stripes, but I'm thinking they'd be great if we could get the stripes on our own plantings.
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